In November 2007, Jeffery Wepman of the Spectrum and Propagation Measurements Division was part of an NTIA team awarded the Department of Commerce Silver Medal, the second highest honor given by the Department, for personal and professional excellence.
The NTIA team was awarded the Silver Medal for their outstanding work in designing the rules for the Digital Television Coupon Program. This effort laid the foundation for the ongoing efforts and responsibilities that NTIA was given in the transition of analog to digital television which will take place on February 17, 2009.
In addition to Mr. Wepman, the Silver Medal team included Wayne Ritchie, Tony Wilhelm, Anita Wallgren, Chuck Mellone, and Bill Cooperman of NTIA's Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications, and Milton Brown of NTIA's Office of Chief Counsel.
Recipients of the Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award share the stage with Department of Commerce leaders. Left to right: Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, Jeffery Wepman, Wayne Ritchie, Tony Wilhelm, Anita Wallgren, Chuck Mellone, Bill Cooperman, Milton Brown, and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information John Kneuer.